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Efforts to change the long-standing practice of counting every individual in the country for the purposes of drawing legislative districts would reduce the political power of—and the resources provided to—Black and brown people.
From March through May, New Florida Majority Education Fund surveyed over 21,000 Floridians to ask how the pandemic was affecting their lives and well-being. This report presents our findings from those surveys.
Our analysis of voter turnout in Ohio’s primary finds large disparities in absentee ballot request rates and voter turnout between predominantly white and non-white neighborhoods.
The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
This report elevates the voices of affected communities across the country and provides important insights on the quest to vote.
How our work to enforce Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act has resulted in over 3 million new voter registration applications through public assistance agencies.
This Explainer describes the legal requirements states must follow when maintaining voter rolls.
Our current voter registration system, which is designed as a voter-initiated or “self-registration” system, creates barriers to registration that do not serve any significant purpose in a democracy. Automatic voter registration is the answer.
Large disparities in turnout benefit the donor class.
Are States Complying with the Motor Voter Requirements of the National Voter Registration Act?
If we do not close voter turnout gaps, our democracy is destined to become less and less representative in the coming decades.
In November 2014, voters in Montana will face a very important choice: to repeal or to continue SDR. They should keep it.
Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. Depending on the state, this one-stop process for registering and voting may be offered on Election Day, during the early voting period, or both.
The key provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) that have successfully allowed millions of eligible voters to register.
Every year, millions of eligible voters fall through the cracks of our antiquated voter registration system because they have moved sometime in the last year.
Protecting The Freedom To Vote Against Wrongful Challenges And Intimidation
According to all available data, the voter participation rate of the first Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, is among the lowest of any ethnic group in the country. There are complex historical and cultural reasons that make the issue of voting among American Indians and Alaska Natives unique.
Best-practice recommendations from “Got ID?” programs
When someone from another country goes through the difficult process of becoming a naturalized American citizen, he or she should be entitled to full participation in our nation's democracy.
In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections.